Summertime is a great time to apply for college scholarships. This month, we’ve rounded up several scholarships for you to consider, with awards ranging from $500 to $10,000. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at these college scholarships with deadlines in August 2014, and start writing your application essays (or making your application video) today.
ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest: High school (grades 9-12) and college students can create and submit a video to apply for this $500 scholarship. Videos need to be about any aspect of transportation in the United States. Deadline: August 1
Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship, offered by Cascade Healthcare Solutions, is for students currently enrolled in or accepted to a school with an undergraduate nursing program. A 300-word essay about how nurses can make a difference in people’s lives is required. Deadline: August 1
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program: Current college students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field can apply for this scholarship. Two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline: August 1
Choice Home Warranty College Scholarship: High school seniors can write a 1,500-word essay on one of three home-related topics (what home means to you, the home of the future or homes for all) to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: August 15
Race to Inspire Scholarship: Are you a runner? If so, this $500 scholarship could be for you! If you’ve run in a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, simply write a “race story” between 1,000 and 2,000 words about what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced and what you learned from the experience. Deadline: August 15
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest: Varsity Tutors offer monthly $1,000 scholarship competitions. To apply this month, write an essay on a “personal experience when failure made you stronger.” Deadline: August 15
Atlanta Dental Spa Scholarship: No need to live in Atlanta (or Georgia) to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. High school juniors and seniors, as well as current college students, can apply by submitting an essay (up to 1,000 words) on a difficult challenge you’ve faced, where you see yourself in five years and how the scholarship will contribute to your goals. Deadline: August 18
Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success: To apply for this $1,500 scholarship, write an essay about how your current courses will help you achieve success in your career. Essays must be 800 words minimum, and YouTube submissions are optional. This scholarship is for current college students. Deadline: August 31
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